Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Edit With The Stars!

Edit With The Stars! from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

This is a video that highlights Room 18, and our growing ability to edit our writing. We work hard to improve and expand our vocabulary, and as this video shows, we have great fun along the way! Sit back, kick back, relax, and don't forget to chillax while you enjoy our fantastic efforts like we know our good friend Mr. Bieber did.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Great Times With Tamaki College!

Recently, I had the opportunity to go to Tamaki College and do some activities with the Year 12 students. They took their valuable time and showed us some interesting games. Even though we were considerably younger, they made us feel important.

Some of my favourite things that we did were... statues, bullrush and basketball. My absolute favourite, was when we had to search for letters to spell out a sentence. We didn't win, but it was still a great game.

When we met for our last session, we were surprised with a gift of delicious treats. It was a thoughtful gesture, and the treats were tasty!

I had an incredibly awesome time with these guys, and I hope we are able to meet again sometime in the future.

Friday, May 6, 2011

You Better Believe Our, Bigger,Better,Stronger,Faster, Topic This Term

My ears were stuck to Mr Burt, tuned in to the announcement that he was about to proclaim. I was full of anticipation, and when I finally heard what our topic would be, I knew instantly that it was going to be exciting! The name of our topic…(drum roll please) is Bigger, Better, Stronger, and Faster.
So this is how all the hullabaloo began. After relaxing in the holidays, on the 2nd of May, all of our teachers dressed up crazy, trying to explain the schools new topic for this term. It will be fascinating because we will get to learn about advanced technology. I’ve got the feeling that I am going to have an extremely awesome term.

Bring On The Easter Hunt

Even though I was really busy over the Easter holidays, nothing really eventful happened. On the first Sunday of the break, I was asked to help my auntie make food for our Easter celebration. I didn't really help her “make” the food, I just helped her “with” the food. In fact, I only helped her make the potato salad. What I did do though, was rap and hide the eggs for our easter hunt. Before we could begin this adventure, we had to complete a difficult task...everyone HAD to enjoy some ice-cream. Tough job! When I was finished setting up the hunt for the younger children, I had to first set the table, and then make sure that the little ones had everything they needed in the living room.
I also had to make sure that they all had seven Easter eggs in their little Easter bags that they are going to use when we go on our easter hunt. When I finished I had got a big shock because my auntie yelled out my name “Hainite!’’
I answered back “I’m coming”, and then she reminded me that I still had to go and hide the 10 big easter eggs in all the trees, branches, and leaves. Ten minutes later, my mum,sisters and brothers arrived from church, and I ran to change my clothes. I then ran downstairs, and saw everyone coming out of the van. I remembered that there were still two more giant Easter eggs in the kitchen, so I ran and I put them in the fridge, safe from my two little sisters and their incredible love of chocolate.
Soon everyone was ready, so my grandpa said a prayer, and we were for some delicious kai. When everyone had finished eating, it was finally my favourite part of the day... the easter hunt! At that moment, I knew that I was going to find the most easter eggs, because after all, I was the one that set it all up!